WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognize you and remember things like personalized details or user preferences.
What are “similar technologies”? Technologies like “Local Storage” function similarly to cookies. Local Storage can store larger amounts of data, for instance an mp3 audio file, which saves bandwidth for both users and websites by not needing to download the same data again.
The use of the term “cookie” herein refers to cookies as well as these similar technologies.
StudyBass sets cookies of its own in order to function properly.
Some examples of StudyBass features requiring cookies include keeping a user logged in from one page to the next or timing a user's answers to an educational quiz. The information in these cookies is minimal, safe and is not shared with third parties.
StudyBass tries to rely on direct user support and tries to keep use of third-party services to a minimum. This is difficult and StudyBass uses some services which may set their own cookies in your browser.
Examples of third-party services include:
- Advertisers – Google Adsense, Amazon CPM Ads. These popular ad services serve ads across the web. StudyBass is experimenting with dropping these services, but they may be reinstated at any time.
- Affiliate marketing links – Commission Junction, Amazon Associates. These are links to products for which StudyBass receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. These services require setting a cookie to track your purchase and credit StudyBass.
- Analytics software – Matamo. Analytics software helps websites understand how its users use and navigate the website. It tracks things such as pages visited, length of time spent on a page, what type of device was used, screen size and similar data. StudyBass uses its own private analytics software.Your specific IP address is anonymized and not tracked. Analytics data is not shared with third-parties.
HOW TO DISABLE AND MANAGE COOKIES
Modern browsers allow users to delete and block cookies. You may block StudyBass cookies, but it may break many features of the website. To use StudyBass as designed you will need to accept its first-party cookies.
Blocking third-party cookies should not adversely affect your use of the website, but it may negatively impact revenue which helps keep StudyBass online and available to you. StudyBass subscribers are exposed to few if any third-party cookies.
To learn more about managing cookies in your browser, visit the help pages of your particular browser. Common browsers are linked below.
Microsoft Internet Explorer